Bushmills has added a Caribbean Rum Cask Finish whiskey to its portfolio. This new offering is the first in the Bushmills Original Cask Finish range.
The Bushmills Caribbean Rum Cask Finish features the single malt whiskey used in Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey, finished in hand-selected fine oak Caribbean Rum casks. It’s then blended with the brand’s signature triple distilled Irish grain whiskey to create tropical fruit and dry spice flavors.
First used in the Caribbean to hold rich rum for a minimum of seven years, each cask has been selected by local rum makers and transported to Ireland. Over years in Bushmills’ warehouses, these casks impart mellow aromas and flavors throughout the cask finishing process. The casks impart pineapple sweetness, caramelized brown sugar notes and toffee tones, delivering a long, smooth finish to this rich gold spirit.
“The launch of the Cask Finish series is an exciting and innovative move for Bushmills Irish Whiskey,” said Helen Mulholland, Bushmills Master Blender. “The Cask Finish series adds an extra dimension to our acclaimed Bushmills® Original. As the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery, The Old Bushmills Distillery has warehouses bursting with unique casks ageing exquisite whiskey. We’re very excited to bring our latest innovation to new and discerning whiskey drinkers across the island of Ireland.”
The Bushmills Original Cask Finish range is the newest addition to the Bushmills family. Each unique cask finish creates extra flavor, choice and variety for premium Irish whiskey drinkers and spirits explorers.
The Bushmills Caribbean Rum Cask Finish goes on sale from Thursday, April 15 via select online and in-store retailers, bottled at 40% ABV, and priced at €30 / £24 per 700ml.
For more information, head over to the Bushmills official website.
In December, Bushmills unveiled its oldest single malt Whiskey to date, the 30 Year Old New American Oak Cask. The new offering is part of the Causeway Collection, which the Northern Ireland distillery revealed earlier this month.